Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Richard Haass”

The Pitfalls of Meddling in Venezuela

The U.S. shouldn’t have irresponsibly taken sides in a foreign crisis on the say-so of dangerous ideologues.

Posted January 27th, 2019

Facing Reality in Afghanistan

Concocting new excuses to keep a failed policy going just so that we can keep denying that failure is absurd.

Posted January 14th, 2019

Where Is This ‘Post-American Middle East’ You Speak Of?

If this is a “post-American” region, what would one heavily influenced by the U.S. look like?

Posted December 26th, 2018

Venezuela and the Bankruptcy of the Foreign Policy Establishment

Many members of our foreign policy establishment speak reverently about the “rules-based international order” in one breath and then in the next call for tossing the rules in the gutter because it is expedient to do so.

Posted September 10th, 2018

A Coup in Venezuela Wouldn’t Solve Anything

We should all know by now that regime change is not a solution to a country’s political woes.

Posted September 8th, 2018

Haass’ Dangerous Proposal for Kurdistan

Less than 24 hours after the eruption of fighting between Kurdish forces and the Iraqi government, we are already hearing proposals from high-profile people to throw weapons at the problem.

Posted October 16th, 2017

The Incredibly Bad Arguments for Intervening in Syria

Our foreign policy professionals seem only too eager to blunder into a new war that we avoided four years ago.

Posted April 6th, 2017

The U.S. Hasn’t ‘Pulled Back’ from the Middle East At All

The U.S. has not been “inactive” in any of the region’s conflicts.

Posted August 8th, 2016

Has Obama Done ‘Too Little’ Abroad?

The assessment that Obama has done “too little” abroad is at odds with Obama’s record of frequent activism.

Posted June 29th, 2016

Calling for Military Action Isn’t ‘Speaking Truth to Power’

Nothing could be easier or more predictable for someone in our government than calling for U.S. airstrikes against another state.

Posted June 21st, 2016

“Brexit” and the U.S.-U.K. Relationship

The effect of “Brexit” on the U.S. and the U.S.-U.K. relationship is almost certainly overstated.

Posted February 15th, 2016

The Evils of Unnecessary Wars

Unnecessary wars are ruinous and costly for the U.S. and the other countries affected by them.

Posted May 25th, 2015

A Bad Case for Allying with Assad

It is simply perverse to insist on making deals with ugly regimes in order to facilitate a war of choice.

Posted August 26th, 2014

U.S. Has to Be Prepared to Make Real Concessions to Iran

Stephen Walt notes that there is a very distorted idea of what …

Posted September 30th, 2013

Haass’ Bad Case for “Limited Action” in Syria

Richard Haass wants a “robust” response to the use of chemical weapons …

Posted August 23rd, 2013

Why Pretend That There Hasn’t Been a Coup in Egypt?

Richard Haass makes a confused case in support of the coup in …

Posted July 3rd, 2013

Haass and the “Departure from History”

Jonathan Bernstein objects to Richard Haass’ domestic policy agenda: In other words: …

Posted June 24th, 2013